By SALINA POST
A number of area students were among the winners of the Happy Birthday, Kansas! Student photo contest sponsored by the Kansas Historical Society.
The students were recognized by Governor Laura Kelly during an awards ceremony today in the Kansas State Capitol.
First-place winners in each grade level received iPads and second-place winners in each grade level received Kindles.
Following are the winners as provided by the Kansas Historical Society.
First Place: Alexis Johnson, Gypsum, School: Southeast of Saline
Second Place: Nola Kramer, Seneca, Nemaha Central
Photo: Fence Post
First Place: Charlie Strnad, Cuba, East Elementary
Photo: Chores with a View
Second Place: Natalie Behrends, Wellsville, Straight Arrow Academy
Photo: Snowy Red Barn
First Place: Alisa Rud, Andover, Prairie Creek Elementary School
Photo: Snack Time!
Second Place: Eli Bontrager, Whiting
Photo: Sunset Roost
First Place: Wade Rohret, Galva, Canton-Galva Elementary
Photo: Stone Arch Bridge in the Fall
Second Place: Clinton Koenig, Pittsburg, St. Mary's Elementary
Photo: Route 66
First Place: Madelyn Roozbahan, Arcadia
Photo: Monarch Migration Through Kansas
Second Place (tie): Kenyon Barney, St. John, St. John Elementary
Photo: Amber Waves of Grain
Third Place (tie): Lyla Ronnebaum, Axtell, Axtell Public School
Photo: Eagle Country
First Place: Brecken Kramer, Seneca, Nemaha Central
Photo: Summer Fun
Second Place: Harper King, Belvue, Wamego Junior High
Photo: Kansas Traditions
First Place: Emma Kahnt, Ottawa
Photo: Sunflower Sunsets
Second Place: Kaden Singh Dhillon, St. Marys, St. Marys Grade School
First Place: Levi Behrends, Wellsville, Straight Arrow Academy
Second Place: Honesty Williams, McPherson, Canton-Galva Junior/Senior High School
Photo: View from My Yard
First Place: Owen Tichenor, Abilene, Abilene High School
Photo: Dark Skies Light Up the Night
Second Place: Emerson Hoppes, Galva, Canton-Galva Junior/Senior High School
First Place: Harper Davis, Frontenac, Frontenac High School
Second Place: Bree Gray, Wichita, Andover eCademy
First Place: Dillon Burnett, Belleville, Republic County High School
Second Place: Ella Rolf, Westphalia
Photo: Flowers with a Pretty Sky
First Place: Lily Corkill, Olsburg, Blue Valley School
Photo: Catch of the Day!
Second Place: Darwin Metz, Lawrence, Bishop Seabury Academy
Photo: Sunset Silhouette